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#1 Phantomf4

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:05 PM

A friend of mine gave me these today with a RAAF handkerchief. They measure 3 1/4th inches long and do not glow. 

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:06 PM

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:06 PM

how they came.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:15 AM

I dont know much about these, they look US to me?

 

Thats a cool emroidered RAAF handkerchief.

 

The experts in the wing section need to help on these wings.

 



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Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:53 PM

Could they be 'gunner' wings??



#7 Wake1941

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 02:02 PM

Could they be 'gunner' wings??


Pretty sure it was designed for gliders only wartime

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:12 AM

Pretty sure it was designed for gliders only wartime

 

 US wing ?


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#9 Phantomf4

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:20 PM

Hey aren't instructor wings and a few others gold colored? The color has me wondering if these could be a glider instructor wing?



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:39 AM

Somewhere, I have a Balloon Pilot wing that is made exactly like this- embroidered in golden yellow thread and with the cheesecloth stabilizer on the back. To me, this looks like US manufacture with the full-machine embroidery, but who knows?

 

Thanks for sharing them.

 

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#11 Phantomf4

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:05 AM

Your right the machine embroidering does look US. I'm wondering if these are made by Patch king.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:37 AM

With the "G" enclosed in a circle instead of a shield, I wonder if these were produced before the actual pattern was approved?  The gold color would fall in line with the early surgeon's wings until they were changed.   This is a pair of Glider wings that I have in the same pattern made by the Officers Equipment Company.

 

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:37 AM

Here is a thread to this style. http://www.usmilitar...icer equipment


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#14 Phantomf4

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 03:04 PM

I like your theory, and your wings! pre war gold glider wings!!!!! I might have the first million dollar patch ever!!! LOL  :)



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 03:13 PM

Somewhere, I have a Balloon Pilot wing that is made exactly like this- embroidered in golden yellow thread and with the cheesecloth stabilizer on the back. To me, this looks like US manufacture with the full-machine embroidery, but who knows?

 

Thanks for sharing them.

 

Allan

This is in the 1944 National Geographic. Observer wings with a balloon did exist and approved Nov. 10th 1941, so im sure they had embroidered wings also. see my next post

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

I see embroidered wings where approved for wear on wool service coat only. and this was in 1921.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 03:16 PM

So i suppose it's possible these are early embroidered wings approved for the wool service coat. 



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 03:22 PM

Seems we had gliders for almost 2 years before the metal wings where authorized. 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:02 PM

On Bob's ww2wings.com site there are cloth wings for WWII British Army Glider 2nd Pilots that are similar to this wing.  There are 4 shown with all of them having gold center circles and G's.  



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:36 PM

On Bob's ww2wings.com site there are cloth wings for WWII British Army Glider 2nd Pilots that are similar to this wing.  There are 4 shown with all of them having gold center circles and G's.  

Yeah i saw that, i'm pretty sure these are US because of the wing pattern itself. thanks for the info!!!




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